Mickey McGee, drummer with Billy Cioffi and the Monte Carlos–and therefore with the AmeriCamera Project–has been nominated for the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. And he richly deserves the honor, having toured and recorded with many of rock music’s greats, including Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Warren Zevon, and on and on (Google the man and see for yourself). Congratulations, Mickey: you are Mr. Drums!
As the session glides in for a three-point landing, Olivier is already inventorying his equipment in his mind. Where’s my 1947 Toshiba studio mic? Arggh. . . .
Fortunately, Paul’s magic dragon translates scored music and hums it into Paul’s navel, simultaneously removing all lint.
Olivier punishes Paul by making him do all his parts over again, this time on a Roland. Ouch. He even has to read a chart.
Singer Cali Rodi listens to playbacks, watching the Chicken Fat Singers with fear and loathing.
Chicken Fat Singers do backup. Walt and Billy are completely into it, but Paul seems to think I’m holding a security camera.
The Chicken Fat Singers: Walt Richardson (l), Paul Darrow (c), Billy Cioffi (r)
From Mission Control, Electric Lotus impressario Olivier Zahm keeps an eagle eye on the musicians to make sure they don’t steal.
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